Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
My weapon is literature
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.
To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
A witty saying proves nothing.
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible but more mysterious.
Science is a rising force, It is creating a new world about us. It needs to be watched and pressed into service, and in any case, it would be courting disaster to ignore it.
Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
A thought is an idea in transit.